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BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet

This research collection for opera and ballet consists of a selection of print and manuscript scores, libretti, mise en scène, programs, scene designs and other archival documents. The materials date from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Its strengths include scores and performance materials from the French and Italian repertories dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Special features include a large collection of copyists’ manuscript scores for the operas of Giovanni Paisiello activ...



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Printed libretto, 8 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Jones, James Sidney, 1861-1946, composer; Hall, Owen, 1853-1907, librettist; Greenbank, Harry, 1865-1899, librettist
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Printed piano vocal, 206 p.
Topic: Operas
Printed libretto, 10 p., “Courtesy of Wright Thurston”
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lombardo, Giuseppe, 1820-1892, composer; Ranzato, Virgilio, 1882-1937, composer
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Printed libretto, 22 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900, composer; Gilbert, William Schwenck, 1836-1911, librettist
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Printed libretto, 32 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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"Issued daily, shells permitting"
Topic: South African War, 1899-1902
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Santo-Mango, R., librettist; Williams, Thomas John, 1824-1874, librettist
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Printed libretto, 92 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900; Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911
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Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835, composer; Maggioni, Manfredo J., librettist
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Printed libretto, 57 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Montuoro, Achille, b. 1836, composer; Marenco, Leopoldo, 1831-1899, librettist
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Printed libretto, 46 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Kálmán, Emmerich, 1882-1953, composer; Stein, Leo Walter, 1866-1930, librettist; Ienbach, Bella, librettist; Zangarini, Carlo, 1874-1943, translator
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Printed libretto, 47 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949, composer; Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942, librettist; Jonson, Ben, d. 1637, librettist
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Printed libretto, 66 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lombardo, Carlo (pseud. Leon Bard), 1869-1959, composer; Franci, Arturo, librettist; Vizzotto, Carlo, librettist
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Printed libretto, 23 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist; Deschamps, Émile, 1791-1871, librettist; Maggioni, Manfredo J., librettist; Romer, Frank, 1810-1889, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, p. 500
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899, composer; Haffner, Carl, 1804-1876, librettist; Genée, Richard, 1823-1895, librettist; Kalisch, Alfred, 1863–1933, translator
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Printed libretto, 52 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Rossini, Gioachino, 1792-1868, composer; Sterbini, Cesare, 1783-1851, librettist; Macfarren, Natalia, 1827-1916, translator; after Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais, 1732-1799
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Printed piano vocal score, 328 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lecocq, Charles, 1832-1918, composer; Clairville, Louis François, 1811-1879, librettist; Siraudin, Paul, 1813-1883, librettist; Koning, Victor, 1842-1894, librettist
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Printed libretto, 33 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791; Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838. lbt; Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799. Mariage de Figaro
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Based on: Mariage de Figaro / Pierre Augustin Beaumarchais
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941, composer; Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941, librettist; after Leopold Florian Meissner, 1835-1895
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Printed libretto, 23 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 312 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lalo, Edouard, 1823-1892, composer; Nuitter, Charles-Louis-Étienne, 1828-1899, librettist; Petipa, Victor Marius Alphonse, 1818-1910, choreographer
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Printed piano score, 122 p., Arranged for piano, 2 hands. George Verdak Collection
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 286 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste, 1741-1813, composer; Sedaine, Michel-Jean, 1719-1797, librettist
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Printed full score, 135 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901, composer; Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876, librettist; Macfarren, Natalia, 1827-1916, translator; after Victor Hugo,1802-1886
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Printed piano vocal score, 224 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Florimond, Ronger (pseud. Hervé), 1825-1892, composer; Crémieux, Hector Jonathan, 1828-1892, librettist; Jaime, Louis-Adolphe, 1824-1901, librettist
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Printed libretto, 72 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875, composer; Carré, Michel, 1819-1872, librettist; Cormon, Eugène, 1810-1903, librettist; Hartmann, Ludwig, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 165 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Pfitzner, Hans Erich, 1869-1949, composer; Grun, James, 1868-1928, librettist
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Printed libretto, 62 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826, composer; Planché, James Robinson, 1796-1880
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Printed libretto, 51 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Latour, Jean Théodore, 1766-1837, composer
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Printed piano score 42 p., John Laurence Seymour Fund
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912, composer; Milliet, Paul, 1848-1924, librettist; Hartmann, Georges, 1843-1900, librettist
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Manuscript full score, 465 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901, composer; Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876, librettist
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Printed libretto, 50 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Berton, Henri Montan, 1767–1844, composer; Picard, Léon, librettist; Fillette-Loraux, Claude-François, 1753-1821, librettist
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Printed full score, 203 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900, composer; Gilbert, William Schwenck, 1836-1911, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 137 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Peri, Achille, 1812-1880, composer; Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876, librettist
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Printed libretto, 36 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Printed libretto, 23 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich, 1833-1887, composer; Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich, 1833-1887, librettist
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Piano-vocal score with mise en scene
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945, composer; Targioni-Tozzetti, Giovanni, 1863-1934, librettist; Menasci, Guido, 1867-1925, librettist; after Giovanni Verga, 1840-1922
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Printed piano vocal score, 168 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Printed libretto, 40 p. Représentée pour la première fois, sur le Théâtre du Gymnase-Dramatique, le 22 octobre 1822
Topic: Vaudevilles
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter, 1747-1800, composer; Heiberg, Peter Andreas, 1758-1841, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, p. 64, "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
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Printed piano vocal score, 94 p.
Topic: Musicals
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 443 p., Meyerbeer Collection, John Laurence Seymour Fund
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891, composer; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist
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Printed piano score, 147 p.
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Bazzini, Antonio, 1818-1897, composer; Ghislanzoni, Antonio, 1824-1893, librettist
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Printed libretto, 40 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Mercadante, Saverio, 1795-1870, composer; Romani, Felice, 1788-1865, librettist
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Printed libretto, 85 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Zandonai, Riccardo, 1883-1944, composer; Hanau, Cesare, librettist
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Printed libretto, 54 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Straus, Oscar, 1870-1954, composer; Jacobson, Leopold, 1878-1942, librettist; Dörmann, Felix, 1870-1928, librettist
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Printed libretto, 32 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Faccio, Franco, 1840-1891, composer; Boito, Arrigo (pseud. Gorrio, Tobia), 1842-1918, librettist
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Printed libretto, 43 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Rossini, Gioachino, 1792-1868, composer; Bassi, Calisto, d. 1860, translator
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Printed libretto, 45 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880, composer; Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897, librettist; Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, librettist; Dohm, Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst, 1819-1883, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 203 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813, composer; Morel de Chédeville, Etienne, 1747-1814, librettist
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Printed full score, 243 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912, composer; Blau, Alfred, d. 1896, librettist; Milliet, Paul, 1848-1924, librettist; Hartmann, Georges, 1843-1900, librettist
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Printed libretto, 48 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Hartmann, Johan Peter Emilius, 1805-1900, composer; Bournonville, Auguste, 1805-1879, librettist
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Printed piano score, 91 p.
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813, composer; Sédaine, Michel-Jean, 1719-1797, librettist
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Printed full score, 135 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880, composer; Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist; Meltzer, Charles Henry, 1852-1936, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 245 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Giordano, Umberto, 1867-1948, composer;Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919, librettist
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Printed libretto, 70 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813, composer; Sédaine, Michel-Jean, 1719-1797, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 174 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Flon, Philippe, composer
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Printed full score, 127 p.
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Alfano, Franco, 1875-1954 , composer; Hanau, Cesare, librettist; after Leo Tolstoy, 1828-1910
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Opera in 4 acts
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813, composer; Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799, librettist
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Printed full score, 134 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Scribe, Augustin Eugène, 1791-1861, librettist; Delavigne, Germain, 1790-1868, librettist; Pixis, Johann Peter, 1788-1874, arranger
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Printed piano vocal score, p. 407, Meyerbeer Collection
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Lasina, Giovanni Battista, choreographer; Lasina, Maria, choreographer
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Printed libretto, 48 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by onzani, Domenico, 1800-1868, choreographer
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Printed libretto, 29 p.
Topic: Ballets
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Capocci, Salvatore, composer; Marini, Girolamo Maria, 1801-1867, librettist
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Printed libretto, 29 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Méhul, Etienne Nicolas, 1763-1817, composer; Hoffman, François-Benoît, 1760-1828, librettist
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Printed full score, 127 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Théâtre Royal de Bruxelles
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Set of loose printed programs announcementsCourtesy of the City Archives of Brussels
Topic: Program announcements
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899, composer; Genée, Richard, 1823-1895, librettist
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Printed libretto, 46 p. "Courtesy of Wright Thurston"
Topics: Operas, Bell, F
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Erlanger, Baron Frédéric d', 1868-1943, composer
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Printed libretto, 50 p. ""Courtesy of Wright Thurston"" Italian and English on facing pages. Synopsis in English: p. [2]
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Théaulon de Lambert, Marie-Emmanuel-Guillaume-Marguerite, 1787-1841, 1787-1841, librettist
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Printed libretto* Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre du Gymnase-Dramatique, le 22 octobre 1837
Topic: Vaudevilles
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Lortzing, Gustav Albert, 1801-1851, composer; Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941, arranger; La Motte-Fouqué, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr de, 1777-1843, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, p. 242
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Méhul, Etienne Nicolas, 1763-1817, composer
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Printed piano vocal score, 105 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896, composer; Rosier, Joseph-Bernard, 1804-1880, librettist; Leuven, Adolphe de, 1800-1884, librettist
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Printed libretto, 118 p. Représentée pour la première fois à Paris, sur le Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique, le 20 avril 1850 et reprise au même théâtre, le 19 avril 1886
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Cahen, Albert, 1846-1903, composer
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Manuscript full score, 444 p.
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864, composer; Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872, translator
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Printed piano vocal score, 368 unpaginated. Meyerbeer Collection
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Kreutzer, Conradin, 1780-1849, composer; after Gustav Friedrich Kogel, 1849-1921
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Printed piano vocal score, 191 p.
Topic: Operas
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
by Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, composer; Wagner, Wilhelm Richard, 1813-1883, librettist
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Printed piano vocal score, 221 p.
Topic: Operas